Characteristics of THz-wave radiation using a monolithic grating coupler on a LiNbO3 crystal

Kodo Kawase, Manabu Sato, Tetsuo Taniuchi, Hiromasa Ito

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Wide tunable terahertz (THz) wave generation was successfully demonstrated utilizing a grating coupler fabricated on the surface of a LiNbO3 crystal which was pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. In this paper, we report the detailed characteristics of the oscillation and the radiation including tunability, spatial and temporal coherency, directivity, and efficiency. Oscillation using a LiTaO3 crystal was also performed, in which experimental phasematching condition values agreed well with the calculated one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1839-1849
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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